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5/26: Seattle Secret Music Showcase

5/26: Seattle Secret Music Showcase

Don’t miss an evening of great music in support of Centrum scholarships. Performances by artist faculty from Centrum programming: Matt Munisteri (NYC jazz guitar virtuoso); Julian Smedley (jazz violin); Matt Weiner (jazz bass) and Casey MacGill (piano, cornet, ukulele); Friends of Centum: Red Water Trio (old jazz from new Hawaii); and young artists: Mason Turner

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5/21: Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” Performance

Get ready for an evening of the hot music of the string-swinging pioneers! Guitarist and contemporary master of 1920’s and 30’s jazz styles, Matt Munisteri will be joined by violinist Julian Smedley, bassist Matt Weiner and guitarist Cyd Smith for an awesome evening of music at the Wheeler Theater at the close of Centrum’s Vintage Jazz

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Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes: Betonia Blues Master

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes is a deep-roots folk blues musician who plays in the blues tradition described as American-primitivism, a repetitive and monotone style that is ethereal, gritty and rough. There are many sophisticated pickers but the primitive school had always been at the core of blues, conveying the most important element – the feeling. Centrum

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New! – Vintage Jazz Workshop in May

By popular demand, Centrum is pleased to announce a new music workshop taking place May 19-22, 2016! Centrum’s Vintage Jazz “Hot Strings” workshop celebrates the contributions of pioneering string players to the burgeoning hot jazz of the 1920’s and ’30’s: Folks like Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Slim Gaillard and

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Tonight: Blues in the Clubs

The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival’s signature event, Blues in the Clubs is a moveable feast of great music in various downtown venues, with each venue operating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Your wristband is an all access pass, and we encourage you to move around throughout the evening to gain the full benefit of the

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